The loss of Stephen Gostkowski to a season-ending hip injury last month has created a revolving door at kicker for the Patriots that has seen four different players utilized this season. Nick Folk is the latest to take a crack at the job, but New England has some insurance behind him in case things don’t work out.
Josh Gable, better known as the YouTube “trick-shot” kicker, was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad on Wednesday, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
Gable apparently worked out for the team when Gostkowski went down with the hip injury, and he also had a tryout in 2017, according to NESN’s Zack Cox. And while he never played football in college, he’s got quite the interesting background.
In addition to the trick shots, Gable also shows off his powerful leg in his videos on YouTube. He can be seen making 80-plus yard field goals like nothing.
We’ll see what comes of Gable on the practice squad. Folk will be the main kicker for now, but it would be interesting to see if Gable gets a call-up if Folk were to struggle.